Martha Baldwin diary,page 41 Creator
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913 Institution
Baldwin Public Library Subject
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913 Subject
Women Michigan Birmingham Biography Subject
Birmingham (Mich.) History Item Number
Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863 Type
text, image Format
Some sections of the original diary are illegible, and these are noted in the transcription. A bracketed question mark [?] represents one illegible word. Places where whole sentences (or considerable portions thereof) were found to be illegible are noted with a bracketed ellipsis [â€¦]. Whole paragraphs found to be illegible have been noted in the following manner: [P] As of old the youthful warrior untied the knot which was to be prophetic of fate, by our stroke of the sword so youth is ever untying knots.
In the political world this spirit rules. And if the fruit of youthful labor is not always developed, in youth it is no life the result of its energies. Calhoon was greater when strugling [sic] for enemys [sic] than when all South Carolina [?] when he took snuff.
Thus with John Adams, But is there any break in nature between the boy Adams, and the youth and man.
The spirit did not grow old with the body, but was ever the same. Hamilton too the same at twenty four as at fourty [sic]. While some may truly be said to be statesmen from the nursery as [?] Caesar.
It is to youth that we look for the obstacles that oppose the progress of [?]. To youth belong truth & beauty.